From the front page of the Dominion Post this morning:
- Kevin Trenberth, head of the climate-analysis section at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Colorado: “It’s as clear a warning as we’re going to get about prospects for the future.”
- Professor Lionel Carter, of Victoria University’s Antarctic Research Centre: Antarctica was losing mass, and the West Antarctic ice sheet in particular was causing concern as much of it was below sea level. A change to its mass could see the ice sheet lift off and raise the sea level by three to five metres
- Professor Martin Manning, of Victoria’s Climate Change Research Institute: humans were a primary driver for climate change, and the question now was how we dealt with the problem.
- ACT candidate and agriculture spokesman Don Nicolson: “No-one can give me conclusive proof that mankind is actually having an effect on the weather.”
No, they can’t Don, not when you’ve got you’re fingers in your ears.